I was kindly kicked out of the second Serious Games Summit Keynote a few minutes ago by what appears to be the CA-in-charge of the room (CA is Conference Associate). Kind of funny, really. In our 9 or 10 years of GDC coverage we have never been denied entry to an event. I asked where the directive came from since there has never been precedence for this. I was told it was by the Director of GDC.
Drew is on top of it. I'll be curious to find out how that happened. I don't really think it's a big deal as far as coverage goes since I can still get good notes, but it's the principle of the situation. As media we can respect when we are not allowed in an area, but if it's a situation where that is the case, then we need to be informed ahead of time. From the sounds of it so far, this may have just been a mistake by the CA in charge of the room.